Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said Regent Group chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim must surrender to police as the government has taken necessary steps so that he cannot go abroad.
Talking to reporters at his ministry on Sunday, Kamal also said Shahed has no way to go abroad since his passport has been seized.
He also said law enforcers will arrest the fraudster if he does not surrender to police.
The minister said police and RAB have been investigating what kind of irregularities he (Shahed) did, adding, “After getting the investigation report, I can tell you his depth of irregularities.”
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has already taken action against Shahed’s wrongdoing. The law enforcement agencies were hunting Shahed wherever he is staying, he said expressing hope that Shahed would be arrested soon.
“Measures have been taken to prevent him from crossing the border,” he added.
Shahed who has been on the run, still out touch on fraud charges. Many allegations have been brough against him after the corona test and treatment scams.
Earlier on Friday, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Shahed will be brought under the law no matter how powerful he is. “He’ll not be spared, no matter wherever he is. He must be punished for the misdeeds he has committed.”
The Minister said the fugitive Regent Group chief phoned him to know what he should do now.
“He called me. He said his everything is being sealed. I told him that the action is being taken as he had done something bad. He asked me again what he should do now. I asked him go to court and say there what you want,” Asaduzzaman said.
The Minister also said Shahed will be brought under the law no matter how powerful he is.
Meanwhile, many of Shahed’s colleagues have been arrested on charge of fraudulences, but the fraudster is still out of reach.
Earlier on Tuesday night, Rab filed a case against 17 persons, including Shahed, on charge of Covid-19 certificate forgery and illegally taking money from patients.
Police also imposed a restriction on his departure of the country in the interest of proper investigation of the case.
Police on Thursday sent a letter to the immigration department in this regard.
On Thursday, Bangladesh Bank (BB) instructed all the banks to freeze Shahed’s accounts for the next 30 days.